Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0004p104 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Effect of intravenous pamidronate in the treatment of skin calcinosis in the course of juvenile dermatomyositis -- a story half-told

Abramowicz Pawel , Dobrenko Elzbieta , Abramowicz Magdalena , Konstantynowicz Jerzy

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a severe connective-tissue disease of unknown etiology characterized by inflammatory process affecting muscles and skin, with subsequent presentation in the joints, esophagus, lungs, and the cardiovascular system. Clinical presentation also includes deposition of calcium in the skin (calcinosis cutis) which is typically seen in the juvenile DM, contrary to the adult form. The pathogenesis of JDM-related calcinosis remains unclear wher...